Hello from MeCam
MeCam is the hands-free body worn video camera that pins to your shirt, can be worn as a necklace, or pinned on to anything to capture video from that point of view. Unique features include its small size, light weight, and ability to shoot in low-light/dark conditions through Infrared (IR) LED lights built into the device, all while retailing at an affordable price point. MeCam shoots in 720p high quality video and captures audio within a 20 foot diameter.
I originally designed MeCam as a product to capture my life in NYC: from crazy nights, to riding my bike around the city, to the fun events I attend. I wanted to be able to record those unexpected moments with my friends and be able to relive them at a later time. Video captures so much more than a static picture.
I took previous knowledge I had about existing small spy camera technology and have applied it to a mainstream, trendy product that everyone can use and operate (without the negative connotation spy cameras have). Shoot your life from 1st person point of view.
Since designing MeCam I have found that its uses are limitless. Pin it to yourself, turn it on, and forget about it. See what great memories you recorded, edit them down and create personal movies of your life experiences to be cherished forever.
Life moves fast, let MeCam capture every moment!
MeCam is about 2 inches in diameter and weighs .04lbs or 20 grams (its light in other words!!)
The first generation of MeCam has the following specs:
-Records in 1280x720p video resolution
-30 fps video frame rate
-Audio within 10 ft radius, 20 ft diameter
-Still Camera (5.0 megapixels)
-Records to Micro-SD Card (up to 16 GB) 20-30 mins/GB
-Compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems
-USB 2.0 connection and charging
-Li-ion battery (lasts over an hour continuous recording,10+Hrs on Standby)
Functioning the MeCam
MeCam is simple to use. If has three buttons located on the side of the device (easily accessible and easy to press when MeCam is attached to your body) that control all functions. See below (production MeCams will have labels on buttons):
MeCam functions are deciphered by a light at the top of the device which flashes in different colors, indicating what the MeCam is doing at that moment in time. It is strategically place so that the user can look down and see what function the MeCam is performing while they are wearing it.
MeCam records to a micro-SD card (up to 16GB). Your footage can easily be downloaded to a computer via USB (cord included) or by inserting the micro-SD card into your computer (with SD card adapter)
Uses of Funds
I have personally bootstrapped MeCam to this point including all mold, design and engineering costs (design patent pending). MeCam is ready to go but I need your help. If you back our project, you will be pre-ordering your own MeCam and will help production get started
MeCam needs to reach the funding goal in order to place a bulk order for the device components. Placing a bulk order will allow MeCam to acquire components at a reduced price and offer the product at a very affordable price point, so we get MeCams onto everyone who wants one.
MeCams initially will come in 4 colors (white, black, neon pink, neon green) which you can choose from and two memory options (8GB, 16GB).
I've experimented with other colors...let me know what colors you would like to see!
Manufacturing and Assembly
MeCam will be manufactured in 2 different countries: mold casing and overall assembly will be done in Shenzhen China.The PCB and all electrical components will be manufactured in Taiwan to insure higher quality. MeCams are ready to be produced as soon as we reach our goal, with delivery coming less than a month after the Indiegogo campaign ends.
If you think you can come up with a superior software for MeCam then feel free. MeCams are easily upgradable by loading the new software onto the micro-SD card.
As MeCam technology grows, users will receive software updates.
Please contact me (Drew@MeCam.me) with any questions, thoughts, and advice. I am open to anything and everything. I will never stop striving to produce a better product and with your help I can. Always searching for better batteries, more powerful yet efficient cameras, better materials etc. My goal is to bring you best product at the most affordable price.
Thanks for your support and I hope that you will help MeCam get started with production
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CEO and Founder